DeFrancesco notches first win as manager in New York homecoming
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 24, 2012
DeFrancesco's first four games could have gone better a lot better. It took 17 years in the Minor Leagues to get here, but DeFrancesco is finally a big league manager. In front of dozens of loved ones, DeFrancesco scored his first professional win Friday night as the Astros beat the Mets 3-1 at Citi Field, improving to 4-0 on the season against another beleaguered club. Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco combed the champagne out of his hair, filled his glass and joined 25 friends and family members in a toast in the visitors' clubhouse at Citi Field on Friday night. Lyles delivered six innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and striking out four to earn his first win since June 26. He twice got into trouble New York had two on and less than two outs in both the second and fourth innings and twice got out of it.